Patents by Inventor Richard N. Zare

Richard N. Zare has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190352247
    Abstract: Improved two phase chemical reactions (liquid-liquid or liquid-gas) are provided by forming microdroplets of either or both liquid reagents and configuring the reaction as a collision between the microdroplet reagent and the other reagent. We have found that this approach can provide high reaction yields in short times (<1 s) without the use of a phase transfer catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Richard N. Zare, Xin Yan
  • Publication number: 20190274537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject according to a schedule, under the control of a scheduling controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, JR., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 10322089
    Abstract: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to nanoparticles, compositions including nanoparticles, methods of making nanoparticles, and the like. In particular, embodiments of the present disclosure include nanoparticles and compositions for the sustained release (e.g., release at a predetermined rate to maintain a certain concentration for a certain period of time) of an agent, such as a small interfering RNA (siRNA) from the nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Tatsiana Lobovkina, Gunilla B. Jacobson, Richard N. Zare, Evgenios Neofytou, Ramin E. Beygui, Marie Russo
  • Patent number: 10259922
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods for modifying a surface of a non-porous hydrophobic polymer substrate having a backbone containing electrophilic linkages. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a liquid composition having a nucleophilic reagent and a catalyst is contacted with the surface of the non-porous hydrophobic polymer substrate and maintained in contact with the surface of the polymer substrate in a manner sufficient to convert at least a portion of the surface from hydrophobic to hydrophilic while retaining the mechanical and optical properties of the polymer substrate. Substrates, including containers, having one or more hydrophilic surfaces and kits suitable for practicing the subject methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Richard N. Zare, Samuel Kim, Raffick Amid Razzakk Bowen
  • Patent number: 10251541
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject according to a schedule, under the control of a scheduling controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, Jr., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 10080495
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject when the eye of the subject is properly aligned with regard to an interrogation signal source and/or response signal sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, Jr., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Publication number: 20180173998
    Abstract: Machine learning analysis of mass spectrometry spectra from human sweat samples is used to determine characteristics of interest such as age, ethnicity, gender drug use and disease state directly from the m/z data. This avoids the difficult problem of performing a full chemical analysis of human sweat samples to determine the characteristics of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Richard N. Zare, Zhenpeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 9801829
    Abstract: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to methods of making nanostructures (e.g., nanoparticles, nanofibers), systems for making nanostructures, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Peng Guo, Charles R. Marin, Yaping Zhao, Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9723702
    Abstract: A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9713702
    Abstract: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to methods of delivering a compound, a composition, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Trustee of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Richard N. Zare, Jun Ge
  • Publication number: 20170042006
    Abstract: A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9557250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for particle-imprinted polymer films, methods of making particle-imprinted polymer films, methods for separating particles, devices or systems for separating particles, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Romana Schirhagl, Richard N. Zare, Kangning Ren, Niaz Banaei
  • Patent number: 9490097
    Abstract: A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9480398
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject when the eye of the subject is properly aligned with regard to an interrogation signal source and/or response signal sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, Jr., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Publication number: 20160278628
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject according to a schedule, under the control of a scheduling controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, JR., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Richard N. Zare
  • Publication number: 20160251490
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods for modifying a surface of a non-porous hydrophobic polymer substrate having a backbone containing electrophilic linkages. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a liquid composition having a nucleophilic reagent and a catalyst is contacted with the surface of the non-porous hydrophobic polymer substrate and maintained in contact with the surface of the polymer substrate in a manner sufficient to convert at least a portion of the surface from hydrophobic to hydrophilic while retaining the mechanical and optical properties of the polymer substrate. Substrates, including containers, having one or more hydrophilic surfaces and kits suitable for practicing the subject methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Richard N. Zare, Samuel Kim, Raffick Amid Razzakk Bowen
  • Publication number: 20160189906
    Abstract: A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9339181
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The physiological parameter is determined from a signal sensed from the eye of a subject according to a schedule, under the control of a scheduling controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, Jr., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9305737
    Abstract: A filament for a light bulb includes a tube and a filament material within the tube, wherein the filament material is configured to be in a liquid state while the light bulb is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 9289121
    Abstract: Methods and system for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The gaze direction of the eye of the subject is determined and an interrogation signal source and/or response signal sensor are moved into alignment with the eye using an actuator to facilitate detection of the signal from the eye of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, Jr., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Richard N. Zare